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, david petraeus, steps down, citing an extramarital affair. tonight, the shockwaves, the personal and public fall of the man in charge of the nation's secrets. >>> truth and dare. the president speaks at the white house for the first time since his victory, saying it is time to end the gridlock and warning republicans he thinks the voters sent a message about what needs to be done. >>> "real money." holiday travel prices skyrocket. and we show you how to save hundreds of dollars. do you know which day of the week you should be buying those plane tickets? >>> and "lincoln." the dream of director steven spielberg. the reluctance of daniel day lewis. tonight, for the first time here, together, telling how they brought a mythic president to life. our "persons of the week." >>> good evening. simply put, it was a shock today, when we learned that the general who symbolized the discipline and honor of the american military, the man entrusted with the vital secrets of the cia, general david petraeus, resigned, citing an extramarital affair. the first cia director in history to resign this
the investigation is widening in the general david petraeus scandal and now it includes another general. general john allen, entrusted with nothing less than winding down the nation's war in afghanistan. you should know at any given moment there are fewer than 50 four-star generals around the globe for the united states, and they are the elite of the elite. tonight, two of the most formidable, one active duty, one retired, are in the heat of the spotlight and martha raddatz tells us what happened today. martha? >> reporter: diane, the consequences of dave petraeus' infidelity are astonishing. the nation is left without a cia director and the commander of our forces in afghanistan caught up in this bizarre web, as well. it is breathtaking. within days, two four-star generals so widely respected in the midst of scandal. first, david petraeus and now general john allen being investigated for sending what the pentagon said were "potentially inappropriate" messages, putting on hold his likely promotion to become the supreme allied commander in europe. >> of course, it weighs on him as much as it weig
are pouring in about the man in charge of so many of the nation's secrets, general david petraeus, forced to resign. and what about the woman at the center of his story? tonight, new questions, as well, about what was really going on and when and the avalanche of e-mails now beginning to emerge. abc's martha raddatz reports in now. martha? >> reporter: diane, an official tells abc news tonight, the fbi discovered hundreds, if not thousands, of e-mails between david petraeus and paula broadwell on her computer, an affair that petraeus is claiming did not begin until he left the army. a friend close to petraeus says the general was "shocked and surprised" to learn broadwell had been sending anonymous threatening e-mails to jill kelley, the petraeus family friend who was so alarmed by the e-mails, she called the fbi. those friends also tell us the general's wife, holly petraeus, is furious with her husband. you see her here at his confirmation hearings back in august of 2011, broadwell sitting just a few seats away. petraeus insists they weren't having an affair then, which leads us to the f
david petraeus. abc's brian ross look eed into this question. did the two women involved in the scandal try to make a profit off their ties to the officers? here's the brian ross investigation. >> reporter: in addition to the book and the sex, paula broadwell's relationship with general david petraeus provided another benefit. a celebrity status in military circles that led to a role as an expert commentator and firing range demonstrator in an infomercial for a company trying to gain military contracts for this strange looking machine gun. >> on the individual fighter reducing weight is critical. >> reporter: on the tape, shot last december in the midst of her affair with the four-star general, broadwell is identified as the author of the petraeus biography. officials at the company, located in virginia beach, said broadwell has no official affiliation with them, but would not answer abc news questions about why they chose to use her as a spokesperson. but watchdog groups say the use of broadwell was a brilliant move. >> people did not have to know she was his mistress. they knew he was
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